Brazen gunmen target St. Rose
July 23, 2008 at 9:32 am
A 37-year-old LaPlace man told deputies that he was tied up, had a gun put to his head and saw the trigger get pulled twice before the gunman walked away laughing with $630 and credit cards.

Concert hopes to spread awareness of teen dating violence through music Concert hopes to spread awareness of teen dating violence through music
July 23, 2008 at 9:32 am
Teen dating violence is a huge problem across the nation, with some teens even experiencing that abuse every single day. Because this abuse doesn't differentiate between gender or age, the United Way of St. Charles is hoping to spread awareness in a way that all teens understand - through music.

Councilman Billy Raymond talks with Kimberly Mitchell about ways the single mother would like to see Meadows Drive improved. After a recent drive-by shooting in the area, Raymond wants a town hall meeting. Tackling violence head-on
July 23, 2008 at 9:31 am
On a hot and sunny Sunday afternoon, District 1 Councilman Billy Raymond walked through Meadows Drive and talked to residents in the community about various ways to improve the area. Raymond and residents have been concerned ever since a drive-by shooting occurred there two weeks ago.

The FEMA trailer where Councilman Larry Cochran’s mother allegedly stayed. Were fire station’s actions criminal?
July 23, 2008 at 9:31 am
An investigation into allegations of misuse of funds at the St. Rose Fire Department is over. St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne says that his office's investigation is complete and the police report was submitted to District Attorney Harry Morel's office three weeks ago.

Louise Bearden has been in the service industry for over 50 years and has given a lot of welcome advice during that time. ‘Mama Lou’ - a Shoney’s staple
July 17, 2008 at 11:10 am
Every morning at exactly 4 a.m., Louise Bearden, affectionately called ‘Mama Lou’ by most visitors who come to dine at the Shoney’s in Boutte, comes to work with a smile on her face, ready to wait tables.

Tom Candies (right) shows off a couple crabs that he caught last week while Randall Rome (left) looks on. Candies and many other fishermen have had to modify their catch in order to stay afloat during the slow season. A fisherman’s tale
July 17, 2008 at 10:10 am
It’s been a slow year for commercial fishermen on the bayous of St. Charles Parish, and the escalating fuel costs and downtrodden economy aren’t helping.

Library needs more money
July 17, 2008 at 10:09 am
The architect in charge of designing the new East Regional Library, Norman Chenevert, met with the St. Charles Parish Council's Legislative Committee to ask for additional money to complete the building.

Sheriff’s Office sets ‘high standards’ for graduates
July 17, 2008 at 9:07 am
There are very few professions where any single individual can have a dramatic impact on the lives of everyone around them. Thirty St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, who graduated from the police academy last month, will now have that opportunity.

Residents should catch a huge break thanks to the parish’s sales tax holiday. Check receipts during sales tax holiday
July 17, 2008 at 9:06 am
Customers expecting tax relief on Aug. 1 and 2 because of the parish sales tax holiday need to be careful. Some businesses may not have their registers programmed to give the tax credit.

The Destrehan Plantation is getting its third new roof since the 1970s. This will be the first new roof since Hurricane Katrina. Plantation getting face-lift
July 16, 2008 at 2:55 pm
The oldest documented antebellum home in the lower Mississippi Valley is getting a much deserved face-lift.
Construction workers have labored for nearly six weeks to ensure that St. Charles Parish’s Destrehan Plantation gets a perfect roof renovation.

Parents just have to call J & K and tell them what grade their child is in and what school they attend in order to get a tote bag loaded up with all the proper supplies. J & K takes hassle out of back to school shopping
July 16, 2008 at 2:01 pm
Parents across the parish will soon begin the epic annual journey that is otherwise known as attaining school supplies. And while those very parents will soon run into each other, quite literally, at various supply stores, one local business is taking the hassle out of the search - for free.

The Public Works Department has been on a four-day work week schedule for years. St. Pierre considers 4-day work week
July 16, 2008 at 10:10 am
The escalating cost of fuel has forced local governments around the country into a four-day work week as a way to help both the workers and employers survive the dilapidated economy.

Schools crack down on worker's compensation
July 16, 2008 at 10:10 am
An internal review by the St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ Insurance Office showed that the district may be getting burned by their generous worker’s compensation policy while also overpaying post-retirement benefits.

Drive by shooting in Destrehan
July 16, 2008 at 10:10 am
Two people were standing in the 300 block of River Oaks when a man exited a passing vehicle and opened fire, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

Fire stations may merge Fire stations may merge
July 09, 2008 at 2:17 pm
Putting out fires all over St. Charles Parish isn’t easy, especially if there aren’t enough firemen to do the job. Consolidating all of the fire stations in the parish would allow for combined budgets, giving a new, singular department the ability to hire paid firemen instead of volunteers.

Parish waiting for grants to update pumping stations
July 09, 2008 at 1:35 pm
St. Charles Parish is actively seeking grants to help pay for updates to both the Cousins and Schexnayder Pump Stations.

The 34th Annual Louisiana Catfish Festival in Des Allemands will have plenty of food and fun for the entire family. The festival takes place on July 11 and ends on July 13. Cajun cuisine, music and rides highlight 34th Catfish Festival
July 09, 2008 at 1:34 pm
If the best catfish cuisine around is what your taste buds desire, then it’s probably a good idea to drop by this weekend’s 34th Annual Louisiana Catfish Festival in Des Allemands.

Sylvia Zeno used to play the role of a teacher with her dolls. Now, she gets the chance to do so with hundreds of students each and every day. Principal used first grade teacher as inspiration
July 09, 2008 at 1:32 pm
This is the second in a three-part series highlighting the parish’s three principals
of the year.

HHS senior just wants to help
HHS senior just wants to help
Hahnville High School senior Lee Robichaux is out to make a difference, and he’s going about it in a unique and positive way.